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NWS Forecast

FZUS56 KMTR 241622
CWFMTR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS AND OUT 60 NM INCLUDING THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND MONTEREY BAY

PZZ500-242315-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST WILL WEAKEN AS A
DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.
THE LOW WILL LIFT NORTHEAST ON SATURDAY MOVING INLAND OVER THE
PACIFIC NORTHWEST SATURDAY NIGHT. SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY THEN SWITCH TO NORTHWEST SATURDAY NIGHT AND
SUNDAY. THE LOW WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
NORTHERN WATERS SATURDAY.



PZZ570-242315-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT
12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT...INCREASING
TO 4 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NW SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 45 KT IN THE MORNING.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT...DECREASING TO 3 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NW SWELL 11 TO 12 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.



PZZ571-242315-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING
THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
12 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.



PZZ575-242315-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
11 TO 12 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
10 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.



PZZ576-242315-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 10 TO
12 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 10 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT.



PZZ540-242315-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING
THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.

TUE
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.



PZZ545-242315-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT.

..SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST
..

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS. SEAS BUILDING 10 TO 13 FEET BY SATURDAY.
MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.6 KNOTS AT 4:13 PM FRIDAY AND 1.2 KNOTS
AT 5:25 AM SATURDAY MORNING.



PZZ560-242315-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
10 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
8 TO 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.



PZZ565-242315-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND
WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 2 TO 4 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO
11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUN
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 6 FT.

TUE
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. 



PZZ530-242315-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SW 10 KT THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

MON
SW WINDS 10 KT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 KT. 



PZZ531-242315-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
W WINDS 10 KT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

MON
W WINDS 10 KT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 KT. 



PZZ535-242315-
MONTEREY BAY-
922 AM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

TODAY
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT.
NW SWELL 4 TO 6 FT.



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